What Happened in June 1709

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Jun 27 Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava, Charles goes into exile

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 25 Francesco Araja, Italian composer, born in Naples, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1770)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 14 Gottfried Wegner, German theologian and hymn composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 30 Edward Lhuyd, Welsh naturalist (Illustrations of the Figured Stones of Britain) dies (b. 1660)